Tricky blanks, but they sure do look good! In this video I show the steps involved in making and turning these blanks plus share some of the problems and solutions I came up with to get through these challenging blanks.
This time, I tried casting some Loofah gourd pieces in Alumilite casting resin to make pen blanks out of. Overall, I'm pretty happy with the results. Casts and turns great, and you can even dye it to add even more impact!
Testing out casting acrylic pellets cast in Alumilite.
Casting and turning a resin cast pinecone bowl blank. How I cast it to save resin and some other great tips on casting bowl blanks.
In this video I share my tips and tricks for casting coffee beans in Alumilite resin, plus I compare stabilized beans to non-stabilized beans to see if it reduces the brittleness of the beans.
Loofah bath sponges cast in Alumilite resin! The casting lab was in full effect for this one, it was a fun project to test out.
In this Dunkin' Junk! episode, I try casting paracord rope in Alumilite White. I was really surprised at how well it worked!
My entry for the Stress Free Woodworks Pen Challenge... A red, white and blue sagebrush infused pen! I go through the steps in casting the blank as well as turning the pen in the video. Thanks for putting this challenge on James! I had a blast participating in the challenge, and I'm honored to get a chance to show my support and appreciation for our brave men and women out there protecting us.
In this episode, I try casting toy soldiers in Alumilite Clear casting resin with a patriotic red, white and blue color scheme.
In this Dunkin' Junk episode, I cast some Kevlar Honeycomb panels in Alumilite resin for pen blanks.
In this video, I show you how I make the CAT 5 data wire pen blanks. I also share some issues that can arise when turning the blanks and some ways to avoid problems with them.
Ribbon blanks are super simple to make with Alumilite resin, and you can get some pretty awesome results with ribbons in your blanks. Ribbons also allow you to add colors or highlights strategically in your blanks, something that is extremely difficult to do with just dyes or pigments alone.
Back to casting! I have always wanted to try casting pasta in Alumilite for pen blanks. It's one of the simplest things to use for embedding, and you get excellent results!
You heard correctly!! I cast Cap'n Crunch Berries in Alumilite to make pen blanks! It's a fun process, may not be the most elegant pen in the world, but it's fun!